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Why would far-left groups oppose Macron’s re-election?

Why are left-wing groups protesting an election in which the right-wing candidate lost? The first thing I'd like to answer to that is this: did he? An important element of perspective you're missing ...
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Why would far-left groups oppose Macron’s re-election?

"(Far) right" and "(far) left" have become political labels that often have little to do with ideology. This is even more complicated by the fact that political spectrum is not one-...
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Why would far-left groups oppose Macron’s re-election?

Many environmentalists are lumped with far-left groups There's a growing part of the population who feel that climate change and our dependency on fossil fuels are huge problems, that should have been ...
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Why would far-left groups oppose Macron’s re-election?

First, a bit of background is necessary: Macron was the Minister of Economy and Industry under Valls' government, when Hollande was president (this was a centre-left government). Previously, Macron ...
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Why would far-left groups oppose Macron’s re-election?

The media like to slap labels on the protesters and paint them as extremists. But here there are some people who did not want to spend other five years under Macron, nothing else. Some leaders of ...
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Why does Zemmour score relatively well in Paris and with French living abroad, compared to Le Pen or his French nationwide scores?

I think that the difference is more due to the party structures than to the difference in the voters profile. Zemmour is more a media phenomenon, while Le Pen is backed by a party with a stronger base ...
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Have any French weapons been spotted on the ground in Ukraine?

Emmanuel Macron confirmed on April 22nd in an interview with French newspaper Ouest France that France had delivered weapons to Ukraine: Q: You say that Ukraine must be helped, also militarily. ...
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Why does Zemmour score relatively well in Paris and with French living abroad, compared to Le Pen or his French nationwide scores?

considering what I think I know about the demographics of French living abroad […] with the French living there probably mostly being well off, liberal, and international thinking, perhaps they're ...
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Why does Zemmour score relatively well in Paris and with French living abroad, compared to Le Pen or his French nationwide scores?

Disclaimer: this answer is an hypothetical interpretation, there is probably not objective answer. The profile of French living abroad is quite diverse, so it's impossible to answer for sure. However ...
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Have any French weapons been spotted on the ground in Ukraine?

Yes - I commented a few weeks ago that Le Monde had reported that, according to an unnamed diplomatic source, France had delivered 'a few dozen' MILAN anti-tank guided missiles to Ukraine - my ...
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